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Old 05-12-2018, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I have two zuchini and two cuke plants but only one garden 16' deep ceramic pot.

do you think I should plant a zuchini or lemon cukes in the ceramic pot? I have a mini trellas for it

everything else is going into raised garden beds hubby made but have extra plants which don't fit.

Thanks so much

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Old 05-12-2018, 07:46 PM
 
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I would say the zucchini. It doesn't send off 'runners' which would be hard to deal with, even with a trellis. Because those cucumber plants keep growing with runners and then they're weighed down with produce. It'd be a mess. The zucchini will get extremely big with large leaves but no runners. The 'fruit' is produced in the center. Might want to make sure you have a wide pot because one plant will produce multiple zucchini. Make sure you get a good soil mix!
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Old Yesterday, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Whatever you choose, you can only put one plant in that pot, and you will need to be sure it gets fertilizer and plenty of water. It will outgrow the pot pretty quickly, so it will have to rely on you to give those rootbound roots what it needs - enough water, and regular fertilizer.

I like using Miracle Gro fertilizer. You can put about 1/8 teaspoon into a gallon of water, and just use that every time you wanter them. It's a watered down amount of fertilizer, that you can use every time you water, so they're getting all the food they need.

But, you're going to need more pots, is the bottom line.
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Old Yesterday, 04:37 AM
 
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Old Today, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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thank you all! I obtained a few food grade 5 gallon buckets today at the health food store. It was being thrown out with the trash so we'll drill some holes and use them instead.

Happy Gardening All!
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